I’ve trudged through this bog of despair searching for closure and answers. Tonight was the final episode of Southcliffe and instead of a conclusion I found myself wading further and further into this murky swamp of gloom.
With echoes of the capture of Colonel Gaddafi and Raoul Moat’s demise, tonight marks part two of this study of misery.
What is it about Misery TV that’s proving to be so compelling? Despite leaving viewers feeling like they’ve been punched in the stomach by the end of each episode, they keep coming back for more. It’s something I’m trying to understand as I start watching Southcliffe, Channel 4’s new addition to the growing genre that is Misery TV.
The 22nd November 2013 marks the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of John F Kennedy. The city of Dallas has announced that the day the 35th American President was killed in 1963 will be remembered with an official memorial. Kennedy was killed as his motorcade drove through Delaney Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas.
“This is an event to [...]
Cold blooded shooting is bad enough, but turning six year olds into close range bunny shooters is beyond any civilised society. A responsible government would shoot the sport in the head once and for all. Consigning “shooting porn” to the top shelf would be a start.
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For the last few weeks online neo-Nazis have been uncomfortably close to the conservative media in a campaign to smear the dead teenager before his killer was even charged
Justin Timberlake reveals his love of guns and how his grandfather gave him his first one, when he was 10.
The shooting in Arizona is yielding good mileage for the American 24-hour news machine. A familiar story arc is unfolding with all the features of a tragedy in 3 Acts that will keep news cycles busy for at least a few more rotations. First we had the day itself, producing hour after hour of re-hashed [...]
On Saturday, Gabrielle Giffords, the US Democratic Representative for Arizona’s 8th District was shot in the head alongside 11 other victims, in a public attack that is occurring with growing regularity in America.
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